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Open Source JW Player Alternatives

The best open source alternative to JW Player is VideoJS. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to JW Player and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to JW Player are Able Player, Plyr, MediaElement.js and Html5media.

JW Player alternatives are mainly Video Streaming Apps but may also be Video Sharing Tools or Live Streaming Tools and Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of JW Player.
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The JW Player is an embeddable media player for web sites, supporting many commonly-used audio and video formats.

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  1. VideoJS icon

    VideoJS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    34 alternatives to VideoJS 

    VideoJS is an HTML5 Video Player, built with Javascript and CSS, with a fallback to a Flash video player for when the browser doesn't support HTML5 video.

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    1.  LightweightVideoJS consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Most users think VideoJS is a great alternative to JW Player.
  2. Able Player icon

    Able Player

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • Wordpress
    • GitHub
    28 alternatives to Able Player 

    Able Player is a fully accessible cross-browser media player. It uses the HTML5 <audio> or <video> element for browsers that support them, and (optionally) the JW Player as a fallback for those that don’t.

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  3. Plyr icon

    Plyr

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • JavaScript
    29 alternatives to Plyr 

    A simple, accessible and customizable HTML5 media player.

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    MediaElement.js

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • TYPO3
    • Drupal
    • Joomla
    • BlogEngine.NET
    • Plone
    • Wordpress
    • jQuery
    • RubyGems
    30 alternatives to MediaElement.js 

    HTML5 video player with Flash and Silverlight fallbacks making it compatible with any browser.

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    1.  LightweightMediaElement.js consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  5. Html5media

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    28 alternatives to Html5media 

    html5media is a JavaScript library that enables every browser to play the media defined inside the HTML5 media tags.

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  6. Accessible HTML5 Video Player icon

    Accessible HTML5 Video Player

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • JavaScript
    30 alternatives to Accessible HTML5 Video Player 

    A lightweight HTML5 video player which includes support for captions and screen reader accessibility. For details, read the blog post Introducing an Accessible HTML5 Video Player on the PayPal Engineering blog.

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    afterglow

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • JavaScript
    28 alternatives to afterglow 

    A few years ago, there was a new video player around, called SublimeVideo. It was a breeze to integrate, reliable, free to use and worked out of the box. Sadly, times change. Out of the blue, SublimeVideo has been bought by Dailymotion, all services have been discontinued on...

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  8. Videogular icon

    Videogular

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • JavaScript
    • AngularJS
    28 alternatives to Videogular 

    Videogular is an HTML5 video player for AngularJS. Videogular is a wrapper over the HTML5 video tag, so you just could add whatever you want. This provides a very powerful, but simple to use solution, for everybody.

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  9. HVideo

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • GitHub
    • jQuery
    28 alternatives to HVideo 

    HVideo is a jQuery-based, HTML5 video player.

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  10. jQuery UI video widget

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • jQuery UI
    • GitHub
    • jQuery
    28 alternatives to jQuery UI video widget 

    HTML5 Video player built with jQuery UI.

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